Monday, July 23, 2018

Van’s historic houses destroyed by Erdogan’s ‘urban progress’

After surviving three large earthquakes and plundering after the Armenian Genocide, historic houses of Van are destroyed by Turkish government’s “urban progress” plans and replaced by multi storey modern buildings.

Kurdish artist Zehra Dogan’s exhibition on tour in Europe

Zehra Doğan is a Kurdish artist and journalist currently imprisoned in Diyarbakir prison. Her pictures will be exhibited in several French cities in January.

Communist writer Daniel Chavarria dies in Havana

Daniel Chavarria, great writer and communist, has died on Friday in his beloved Havana. He was born in Uruguay in 1933 but his incredibly adventurous and political life brought him to many shores.

Syriacs demand their properties back from Turkey

Assyrian-Syriac organisations sent a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek, demanding the return of nearly 50 properties of theirs usurped by the AKP.

Short film about Taybet Inan wins prize

A short film about Taybet Inan, who was killed by Turkish soldiers during the curfew in the northern Kurdish town of Silopî, has been awarded another prize.

Tabqa’s inhabitants revive the culture of fraternity

The Democratic Arab Youth Movement organised an event thematising fraternity and the common struggle between the Kurds and the Arabs, with the event being the first of its kind to be held for the last six years.

Turkey bans screening of Armenian-Iranian movie

Turkish authorities have banned screening of an Armenian-Iranian movie titled ‘Yeva’ after a request from Consulate of Azerbaijan.

Turkmen association to be opened in Manbij

The Turkmen people living in Manbij are opening an association to promote Turkmen culture in the region.

Petition against relocation of monuments in Hasankeyf

Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive launched a petition campaign against relocation of monuments in Hasankeyf.

Kurdish women at Cannes Film Festival

The competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival also features the film “Girls of the Sun” about Kurdish women fighting against DAESH, directed by French director Eva Husson. The film portrays the struggle and resistance of the Kurdish women.